Agreed. Companies like merlin etc would not be setting up distancing markers and social distancing regulations in the UK parks for a 4th July opening if the 2m rule was going to be abandoned.Everybody has been saying personal distancing is going to be normal for the foreseeable future, until a treatment or vaccine is readily available. So potentially the rest of this year a least. I have seen that they could be thinking of reducing the distance to 1.5m instead though.
What happened was that pubs demanded that the 2m rule was reduced down to 1m so they could operate on higher capacity. Boris Johnson said yes, but then Chris Whitty quickly jumped in and said no.
As you have said, if anything the distance will get reduced to 1.5m as per the rules in Europe and akin to WHO advice, but there is no way social distancing is going away any time soon. We pretty much have to wait for a treatment or a vaccine to come around and that’s looking like it would be at the end of this year/beginning of next year in the best possible case scenario. There’s the possibility the virus runs it’s own course and slowly kills itself off, but because it’s so deadly, I highly doubt that society would be willing to take the risk and scrap social distancing until we are sure that fatalities can be reduced significantly.